Applying for a PhD

Find a research topic

Take a look at our staff research interests.

PhD Advisers

Each disciplinary area has a PhD or Graduate Adviser. Advisers are your first contact for advice on developing research proposals and identifying potential supervisors.

Find an academic adviser

Statement of Research Intent

Please attach a Faculty of Arts Statement of Research Intent to your online Application for Admission.

Submit an Application for Admission

The University of Auckland requires you to complete an online Application of Admission (AfA).

The AfA gives you a clear channel for enquiring about doctoral study and determining whether you can be accepted.

If you are a student or staff member of the University of Auckland, log in using your username and password.

If you have not previously attended the University of Auckland, you will need to first self-register. Once you have been assigned a username and password you can log into the Application for Admission (AfA).

You can find out about specific subject area requirements for the AfA on our school websites.

Also see University information about applying for a PhD.